RARE “MORSE” MARKED CONFEDERATE MORSE CARBINE

 

Spring 2024 Premier Firearms & Militaria Auction

June 7th, 8th, 9th, & 10th, 2024
This auction will feature an outstanding collection of items spanning multiple categories including Modern, Military, Sporting, & Antique firearms & militaria! Below is just a small grouping of select highlights from the massive offering to be featured in this upcoming sale!

 

RARE “MORSE” MARKED CONFEDERATE MORSE CARBINE

01-24682
Cal. 50
S# 995

Brass framed, breech loading Morse carbines were made in Greenville SC, 20″ round barrel, 39.5″ overall. About 1000 were made and only 4 or 5 examples are known marked “MORSE”. These few marked guns are generally mixed numbers around serial number 1000. This is only example I am aware that is all matching and also the lowest serial number known marked “MORSE”.
These guns were issued to South Carolina Cavalry and most are in well used condition. This example shows honest use, but has survived complete and original, still retaining threaded brass cleaning jug fitted in the butt plate.

UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: copy of Morse chapter from Madaus & Murphy. CONDITION: very good overall, brass is cleaned and toned to a mottled light mustard patina, iron has smooth brown patina. Carbine will not hold on full cock, otherwise mechanics are fine, good crisp rifled bore. PROVENANCE: Private Southern collection.

STATUS: ANTIQUE

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